August 1, 2011

Martha Roseman, 90, former associate dean of academic advising

Martha O. Roseman, former associate dean of academic advising at The Johns Hopkins University, died on July 22, just three weeks after the death of her husband, Saul Roseman, an emeritus professor in the Department of Biology. She was 90.

Martha Roseman was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and with her husband raised their family in Madison, Wis.; Chicago; and Ann Arbor, Mich. Early in her career, she held various positions in education and had a particular interest in special education. She was a lecturer in the University of Michigan’s School of Education and also served as a consultant to various public school systems throughout the country.

After moving to Baltimore, Roseman worked for four years with Edward McDill at the Johns Hopkins Education Research Center, where she was a liaison to the Baltimore City Public Schools system. She then moved to the university’s School of Continuing Studies, where she taught a course in special education and was hired as a counselor to advise the first female undergraduates admitted to Johns Hopkins. She was promoted to assistant director of academic advising and then to director, assistant dean and associate dean.

Roseman is survived by three children, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

An education fund has been established in her name. Contributions in her memory can be made payable to The Martha Roseman Fund, c/o Dean Katherine Newman, The Johns Hopkins University, 237 Mergenthaler Hall, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218-2685.